February 10, 2012
“Attack the Block” was one of last year's best films and more evidence that we may be living in a new Golden Age of genre films - what might very loosely be referred to as B movies. The story concerns a group of London gang members and civilians who unite to fight off an alien invasion on Guy Fawkes Night. The aliens are furry, sharp-toothed monsters with glowing eyes; they may seem unbeatable, but they chose the wrong apartment project to invade. It's a nice enough transfer, with a strong sound mix. The package includes a lot of extras: Start with the three commentary tracks, all with writer/director Joe Cornish, talking to the teenage cast members, then with the older cast members, and finally with executive producer Edgar Wright, director of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”.
March 11, 2013
Police arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly assaulting a man near Glendale Presbyterian Church downtown, officials said. City officials had obtained a restraining order this month against the man, Lance White, who must stay 100 yards away from the building in the 300 block of East Harvard Street, according to Glendale police. [For the Record March 14, 2013: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the source of the stay away order to Glendale Presbyterian Church, but instead it was obtained by the City Attorney's Office.
June 25, 2012
A Glendale man who told police that he was high on a synthetic drug known as "bath salts" when he allegedly struck a woman with a shovel last week was charged Monday with first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. The man, 20-year-old Robert William White, was arrested Thursday after barricading himself inside his apartment. Officers were eventually able to subdue White after firing off a rubber bullet and Taser. As White was carried off and handcuffed to a chair, he yelled “God loves all of you” to bystanders.
May 4, 2000
Alecia Foster DOWNTOWN -- Four Los Angeles men were attacked recently by four others with baseball bats. The four L.A. men had just left the Galleria at about 6 p.m. and were driving south on Central Avenue when the attack on their car occurred. Four other men, between 18 and 21 years old, pulled up next to them, started shouting and asked what gang the men were from, a police report stated. Although the Los Angeles men said they were not from any gang, the four others continued to follow them.
October 28, 2009
GLENDALE — Five people charged with allegedly torturing and beating two loan agents attacked them inside their residential office on South Verdugo Road, police said Tuesday. Lamond Dean and Luis Garcia ran a loan modification business out of their Glendale office in the 400 block of South Verdugo Road, where the Oct. 20 attack occurred, police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. On the day of the attack, police got two separate reports of victims who had been injured during an assault, he said.
October 3, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Jimmy Orozco, a former co-worker whom slaying victim Raul Aguirre allegedly tried to defend the day he died, admitted in court Thursday to his own membership in a local Latino gang at the time of Aguirre's death. Orozco, 21, was one of three people to testify Thursday afternoon in the trial of the alleged killers of Aguirre, who was stabbed and beaten to death in front of Toll Middle School more than three years ago. Karen Terteryan, 21, and Rafael Gevorgyan, 18, faced their first day of testimony in the trial Sept.
November 9, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Pictures of the World Trade Center taken shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks flashed across the computer screen. "When we first came to New York, this is what we looked at," Los Angeles City Fire Deputy Chief Mario Rueda said, showing a picture of smoke rising from the Manhattan skyline. He watched the scenes, along with a group of second-graders at Columbus Elementary School Thursday morning, and talked about his experiences with the relief effort there shortly after the attack.
September 21, 2002
Gary Moskowitz As the setting sun's rays dropped on East Colorado Boulevard on Friday evening, so did support of a possible Iraqi invasion. A group of Glendale and area residents gathered outside the National Guard Armory on Colorado Boulevard to conduct a peace vigil against President Bush's call for military action in Iraq. Vigil organizers Nancy Kent and Julianne Spillman, both Glendale residents, wanted local residents to know that there are people who do not support an attack of Iraq.
July 14, 2006
Jerry Bean, former publisher of the Valley Sun newspapers, suffered a mild heart attack last Friday while vacationing in Canada. Since the attack, Bean, publisher of the Century Group Newspapers, has been recovering in a hospital in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. He was scheduled to be moved to a hospital in Halifax this week for further examination and a possible angioplasty. Listed in good condition, Bean said he hoped to return to California in order to be installed today (Friday)
December 3, 2008
Amid the terror and mayhem that paralyzed one of the world’s largest cities last week, more than 170 people were brutally murdered by terrorists. Among those killed during the attack on Mumbai, India, were my colleague and dear friend, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, and his wife, Rivkah, the directors of the local Chabad House. This was not only an attack on a rabbi or a Jewish center; it was an attack on anyone who — like the Holtzbergs — values the ideals of peace, goodness and kindness.